Joseph Haynes Brabham, 85, of Jay passed away on May 13, 2013 with his family by his side. A native of Enterprise, AL, Haynes' 35 year career as an educator brought him to Jay, FL, where he retired to spend time with those he loved. Well known for finding humor anywhere he looked, he never met a stranger and always loved a good joke. A gifted athlete, he enjoyed a lifelong love of tennis, especially when he was winning.
Haynes was preceded in death by his three brothers, John, Clifton, and Leontz Brabham; two sisters, Inez Enter and Margaret Moseley; his son, Stanley Robert Brabham; and his parents, Robert and Kate Brabham.
Haynes leaves behind his wife, Emily, of 56 years; two sons, Mark (Sonja) Brabham, and Matt (Lori) Brabham; and daughter, Lynne (Chris) McDonald; seven grandchildren: Robert, Shelton, Steven, Tyler, Garrett, Logan and Katie; and three sisters, Lavonne Brown, Jane Waters, and Kathryn Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, May 17, 2013 at Jay Funeral Home from 4 -6 p.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 6 pm with the Rev. Earl Greene officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, FL at 3 pm EST.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on May 16, 2013